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“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

Skyscrapers come in all shapes, these days, and here’s one more. This most unique part of this design is obvious from the outside. The building’s skin resembles that of a shark, lending to its name ‘Deep Skins.’ This design marks a new era in on

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Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

O’Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the artist’s hand-crafted upcycled sweater creations.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian buy entire NYC micro-apartment building to turn it into an “urban mega-mansion”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian buy entire NYC micro-apartment building to turn it into an “urban mega-mansion”

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After several months of highly publicised apartment hunting

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Google Signs Agreement with NYC Mayor to Replace NYC Taxis With Driverless Google Cabs

Google Signs Agreement with NYC Mayor to Replace NYC Taxis With Driverless Google Cabs

If you’re sick of dealing with rude New York City cab drivers, we’ve got some welcome news for you. Yesterday Mayor de Blasio signed a contract with Google to start bringing Google’s patented driverless cars into the New York Taxi fleet. The mayor’s office

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NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

Jeff Koons may want to hang a train over the High Line, but the park’s creators, Friends of the High Line, have decided to put a train back on the High Line in order to keep up with the park’s extreme popularity. Because of the park’s growing crowds every

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Soaring city of “Vertical Factories” would produce goods made for New Yorkers by New Yorkers

Soaring city of “Vertical Factories” would produce goods made for New Yorkers by New Yorkers

Architect Stuart Beattie’s design Made In New York would create a series of vertical factories right in the city, allowing New York to meet its own supply and demand. Chosen as an Honorable Mention in the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, Made in New

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Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

This summer, visitors to Governors Island will get to enjoy not one, but two City of Dreams Pavilions made from recycled materials. Izaskun Chinchilla Architects’ gorgeous Organic Growth will be joining BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion on the grassy knoll

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Tadao Ando’s first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

Tadao Ando’s first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

The design is a long-awaited unveil from the world-renowned Pritzker-award-winning Japanese architect, and the early images show a stark and simple rectangular building composed mostly of concrete and glass. According the architecture firm, the building will

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See IK Studio’s curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

See IK Studio’s curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

The Architectural League of New York has chosen IK Studio’s Torqueing Spheres as the winner of their 2015 Folly Design Competition. Each year, the league invites emerging architects to create a public installation in New York, and this year, the panel of

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WastED: Behind the design of NYC’s food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

WastED: Behind the design of NYC’s food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

Barber, a long-time advocate of the locavore movement and sustainable food awareness, created WastED as an experiment to see how foods that are usually thrown away could be reimagined as viable (and still perfectly delicious) ingredients. The menu consists

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Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Looking for a place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner on Sunday? Why not stop in at one of the 70+ restaurants participating in Time Out For Hunger to raise money for hunger-relief while you’re at it? A partnership between Time Out New York and Food Bank For

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Flying Point is a contemporary one-story structure that is comprised of the main house, a pool and a pool house. Although the home maintains a simplistic sophistication, the project was quite complex in nature due to the ecological intervention required to

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Inhabitat’s favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Inhabitat’s favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Artist Breon Dunigan’s cruelty-free “Trophy Heads” made us do a double-take over at the Gallery Schoolhouse booth. Made from repurposed furniture and textiles, the sculptures offer an alternative to real game trophies and “are a marvel of ingenious fabrication,

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens’s Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her gorgeous, 30-foot-tall Living Pyramid design at the Long Island City sculpture

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Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb…and the adorable little fella’s name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was recently adopted by a local couple and has been spotted dining at some of NYC’s

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report, released by Urban Green Council, shows how a change as simple as plugging up open

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC’s Times Square into a lush oasis. The proposal, called PopUP Forest: Times Square, would see the

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

The interactive exhibit features the students’ handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic trolley cars, and even ‘rainbow laser tag’ tunnels. The overwhelming theme

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

Chu’s very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a “1.5 apartment” in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom. The key to the space is the over-sized, custom-made canopy bed, which serves

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings for Borough Hall Park, Cadman Plaza Park, and Commodore Barry Park as well

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

Calling all interior design lovers!

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today, taking over Piers 92 and 94 to showcase even more interior design goodness than ever before. This year’s show invites you to browse thousands of products from

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her closet, she uses the services of Make Space to store and rotate her

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Help make BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion can be recycled after the summer ends. Rather than just designing a structure

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

“Our heritage was born in Ireland and green is the honorary color for St. Patrick’s Day so we really wanted to play that up and do something special with the ball for this holiday,” said Regan Iglesia, Senior Vice President and Waterford Global Brand Director.

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5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

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Found in many of NYC’s parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally known to cure respiratory ailments and skin conditions, including eczema.

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New plan saves NYC’s mute swan population from slaughter

New plan saves NYC’s mute swan population from slaughter

Animal lovers are breathing a sigh of relief now that it looks like New York’s invasive mute swan population won’t be singing a swan song after all. According to the NY Times, public pressure has convinced the State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

We’ve heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That’s the idea behind NYC’s newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and sustainable food leader Dan Barber will convert his famed Manhattan restaurant

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Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

The Ford Foundation building is a bit of a fortress-like structure that stands out amongst the neo-gothic-infused neighborhood of the Tudor City complex. Framed in exposed Cor-Ten steel and mahogany-colored granite, the building contains an innovative, elegant,

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New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

Opening at 99 Suffolk Street near Delancey Street, the new school will combine bright and open classrooms with a landscaped backyard filled with various types of vegetation. Based on the popular European forest school model, Elements Preschool will flow between

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Spreadhouse Coffee offers an “anti-Starbucks” retreat and vegan donuts on the Lower East Side

Spreadhouse Coffee offers an “anti-Starbucks” retreat and vegan donuts on the Lower East Side

The space before Spreadhouse moved in and what it looks like now.

As you might have guessed if you tried to google “Spreadhouse”, Peter and Greg also run a video production company by the same name. The curious mini “house” in the back of the coffee shop

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York’s MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC greening initiative, which already boasts the country’s largest municipal tree

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Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the trash

Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the trash

Recycled Brooklyn . 2013 from Jeremy White on Vimeo.

Recycled Brooklyn began almost accidentally. Matt and Steve took to building their own furniture out of necessity, until their original pieces started catching the eyes of their friends. After Matt had

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It’s now been more than a decade after Mayor Bloomberg committed to building the 28-acre

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Javits Center’s massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Javits Center’s massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together — on the Jacob Javits Center’s green roof, that is. The West Side convention center’s massive 29,200-square-foot green roof has been doing double duty as an avian oasis, according to a new study by

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Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Awoooooo! If you’ve been hearing howling lately, it’s not just because you’ve watched too many Twilight movies. According to reports, Eastern coyotes have been slowly taking up residence in New York parks for years now, and it looks like these savvy predators

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can cause the arteries in the head and neck to narrow (Carotid Artery Stenosis),

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

Published by Nobrow, “The Master Builder of New York City” gives factual insight into the incredible hold Moses had on the development of the city beginning as early as in the 1920s. Christin and Balez give Moses the Batman treatment, drawing New York

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

A photo of a similar apartment in the Delos that was being eyed by Kim Kardashian.

As reported by the NY Post and 6sqft, DiCaprio leased out his $10 million Delos apartment to Jonathan Orszag, who was an economic policy advisor for President Clinton

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This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

Ever wonder how our city’s incredible subway system started out? The designers at Appealing Industries have created a useful GIF that brings the history of the MTA to life. The illustrative map of the boroughs (seen over at BoingBoing) features color-coded

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